The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

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Many of you who have been following my journey know that last year I got pretty sick. A perfect storm of mold toxicity, babesia, and a few other insults came together that left me in bed for about five months. As part of my treatment plan I decided to go to Sanoviv, a state-of-the-art, fully-licensed hospital that offers a unique blend of conventional, alternative, and integrative programs to help maintain good health and treat a wide range of diseases. This week I interview Dr. Meza, the Chief ...

The news about climate change seems bleak and hopeless, but my guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to give us hope. Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. His work includes ...

We’re often told that eating well can prevent diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, but what about the effects of diet on mental health? The correlation is just as strong. What we eat impacts our brains and mental health—food does affect mood. In fact, highly processed foods can lead to a 50 to 100% increased risk for clinical depression and high-glycemic foods pose a significant risk as well. It’s time we stop thinking of the way we eat as relevant to only one piece of our health; it dramaticall ...

When you meet someone who embraces their own spirit and the spirit of others in a loving way it engenders connection; it can be transformational on a physiological level and create change throughout entire communities. But approaching life with this mindset doesn’t always come easy, though it is innately within all of us. It is possible to shift a perception of fear to one of love, from judgement to acceptance, from blaming to wishing well, we just have to choose to do so.This week’s guest on Th ...

We are in the middle of a food revolution. Right before our eyes, a new food system is growing from the ground up, and as consumers we have a large impact on what form it takes. The future of food is not as dark as you might have imagined. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Walter Robb, former CEO of Whole Foods Market, who has a long and varied entrepreneurial history ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. Walter is a mentor and advisor to the next g ...

Having weak social ties is as harmful to our health as being an alcoholic and twice as harmful as obesity. Lack of support is one of the number one things my patients complain about. I’ve seen, firsthand, how social isolation can manifest into illness. Studies show that isolation can set off a cellular chain reaction that increases inflammation and suppresses the body’s immune response to disease.Without community, we cannot survive and we cannot thrive. Finding our tribe is the topic of this we ...

So often doctors tell their patients, just eat less and exercise more. The patient who is overweight is often blamed and called a lazy glutton who doesn’t have enough willpower. Well, willpower is not enough. Patients aren’t simply lacking in self-discipline. They are not weak and lazy. Most of them are biologically addicted to sugar, and it’s no wonder! Willpower is not enough to stand up to easy, cheap, convenient food. We need more than willpower. We need solutions.My guest on this week’s epi ...

Food should taste good, smell good, look good, and it should be good for you. That’s what this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is all about. As a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Marco Canora promotes delicious, simple, and healthful food. His restaurant Hearth is one of my favorites in NYC and has earned positive reviews from The New York Times as well as a prestigious “Outstanding Restaurant” nomination from the James Beard Foundation. In 2017, Marco won the James Beard Foundati ...

We need to transform our food system and address one of the biggest threats to our well-being: our lack of a coordinated and comprehensive food policy. Our nation’s and the world’s health crises are not driven by medical issues, but rather by social, economic, and political issues that conspire to drive disease. There is clear evidence that taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages results in reduced consumption and provides a funding source for public health measures to fight obesity and chronic di ...

We can’t be perfect parents. There is always going to be some form of miscommunication, some misunderstanding, something that causes pain. The key to successful parenting is to make the time to address these challenges, and to listen with an open heart and mind. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, is a clinical psychologist, an international speaker and wisdom teacher, and she’s written two bestselling books, The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. ...

Cholesterol has become so confusing. The reality is, most of us have little understanding about the cholesterol levels in our blood and the whole topic is much more complicated than we previously thought. Many people still believe that eating cholesterol and fat, especially saturated fat, causes heart attacks and that taking statin drugs provides a powerful way to reduce your risk of heart attacks. But is this really true? My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to bust t ...

In this week’s episode, Dr. Fasano discusses the effects of gluten as well as other potential triggers that aggravate the gut. What does it take to heal the gut? How can we prevent leaky gut? Find out more in this episode.Advancing innovation in research, clinical care and education, Alessio Fasano, MD, has dedicated his life to improving the quality of life for people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. He founded the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland ...

Our guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Chelsea Clinton. Chelsea and I discuss her many initiatives, including radical solutions to our health care challenges.Chelsea Clinton works to drive the vision and programmatic objectives of the Clinton Foundation. As vice chair, Chelsea works alongside the Foundation’s leadership and partners to help create greater opportunities for people to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. Chelsea is a tire ...

A Personal Conversation with Dr. Oz

Wed Sep 12 2018 (32:10)

Creating a movement often means meeting resistance, and it also means persisting. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Oz, has changed the way that we approach our health, and he’s made wellness more accessible than ever.Currently in its tenth season, the ten-time Daytime Emmy award-winning syndicated daily seriesThe Dr. Oz Showis hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world renowned cardiac surgeon.The Dr. Oz Showis an informative hou ...

Dr. Sarah Hallberg is a diabetes expert, who is here to change the way we treat diabetes. Her number one weapon for reversing type 2 diabetes: a ketogenic diet.Dr. Hallberg is a Medical Director at Virta Health and a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also the Medical Director and founder of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at Indiana University Health Arnett and an adjunct Professor of Clinical Medi ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, the Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, which is regarded as the oldest and most renowned graduate school of nutrition in North America. In addition to serving as the school’s Dean, he also teaches as the Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine and is a trained cardiologist. Dr. Mozaffarian has served in numerous advisory roles in his career, including for the U.S. and C ...

Pam Koch on Why What You Eat Matters

Wed Aug 22 2018 (01:08:04)

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Pam Koch, EdD, RD. Pam teaches both Nutritional Ecology and Community Nutrition to master and doctoral students at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she completed both her EdD and RD. She also conducts research about the connections between a just, sustainable food system and healthy eating, which she then translates her research into curricula for school teachers and recommendations for policy makers. She speaks about nutrition educ ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Dr. Terry Wahls, who has one of the most incredible stories of using food to recover from an illness I’ve ever heard. Dr. Wahls is the assistant chief of staff at Iowa City VA Health Care and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa.

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is the unsung hero of the transformation of health care, Dr. Sidney Baker, MD. Dr. Baker started his career after graduating from Yale Medical. He is a former assistant professor of medical computer sciences, a Peace Corps volunteer, the Director of the Gesell Institute, the founder of Defeat Autism Now!, a Linus Pauling Award recipient, and the associate editor of Integrative Medicine. He is the also the author of several books, including Detoxif ...

Gary Taubes on the Case Against Sugar

Wed Aug 01 2018 (01:02:48)

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Gary Taubes, one of the most accomplished health journalists in the world. In addition to being an investigative science and health journalist, Taubes is the co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative, which aims to reduce the individual, social, and economic costs of obesity, diabetes, and their related diseases by improving the quality of science in nutrition and obesity research.He is also the author of The Case Against Sugar ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is David Heber MD, PhD. Dr. Heber is the founding director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, a professor of medicine and public health, and the founding chief of the division of clinical nutrition in the department of medicine. Dr. Heber also directs the National Cancer Institute-funded clinical nutrition research unit and the National Institute of Health’s nutrition and obesity training grants at UCLA. As if that wasn’t enough, Dr. Heber ha ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Marie Forleo, an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and the host of MarieTV.Marie is an unshakable optimist whose mission in all things is to help people build a life they love and to use individual gifts to change the world. She is the creator and host of the award-winning show MarieTV, which has now racked up over 38 million views on YouTube and which has been watched by people in almost 200 countries. She has been called a thought leader by Opra ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Rev. Michael Beckwith, the Founder and Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center. For over 30 years now, Michael has embraced a practical approach to spirituality and has helped people see the benefits of meditation, affirmative prayer, and life visioning, a process he originated. He has spoken at the United Nations, hosted conferences featuring some of the top thinkers and leaders in a variety of industries, and he is also the found ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is the legendary Jeffrey Bland PhD, Founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Early in my medical career I attended a lecture given by Dr. Bland and it changed the trajectory of my career. At its core, Functional Medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. Having my mentor join me for this conversati ...

My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is the amazing Dave Asprey, Founder & CEO of Bulletproof, and the leading expert on biohacking. Biohacking is the desire to be the absolute best version of ourselves. Our conversation took us through biohacking, human biology, and the importance of emotional and mental health. I hope you’ll tune into the full episode.Also, it would be mean so much to me if you left a review - for whatever reason, those go a very long way, and they mean a lot to us ...

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic fellow, in charge of leading expeditions - he’s essentially a real life Indiana Jones. Having him on my podcast meant we got to discuss all the incredible places he has been and how it has led to his work on Blue Zones, a term he’s coined to designate the healthiest places on earth. Through research and study, Dan and his team were able to identify the 9 commonalities between all the Blue Zones - and those 9 things might surprise you. Tune into this brand ne ...

This week I sit down with Miriam Horn of the Environmental Defense Fund and New York Times-best selling author. What fascinated me most about our conversation is how she challenged and brought into question our assumptions about how we can save the environment. We so often point to ranchers, farmers and fisherman, the people who cultivate and raise our food, as being the enemy. But Miriam showed me that in those places, we can find unlikely allies who could shape the future our world forever and ...

A conversation with the co-founder of Cafe Gratitude

My guest on today's episode of The Doctor'sFarmacyis a food icon. Not only is he the co-founder of the influential restaurant Cafe Gratitude, he's also an author, filmmaker, activist andworld leaderin the rebuilding our soils to restore human and planetary health. We sat down to discuss gratitude and gratefulness, his background in the food industry, and his nonprofit Kiss the Ground. I hope you'll tune in.Don't forget to leave a review and subscribe so you never miss an episode.For more great c ...

Hawk Newsome on Black Health Matters

Wed May 30 2018 (46:20)

More African Americans are killed by bad food than anything else

My guest this week is Hawk Newsome, an extraordinary man and activist at the forefront of the new civil rights movement and president of Black Lives Matter, New York. Millions of African Americans are killed every year by an invisible form of racism, a silent and insidious injustice. This is an often-internalized force of racism and oppression that disproportionately affects the poor and African American communities. The culprit? Our food and food systems. It’s voices like Hawk's that are shinin ...

The story this week on the podcast is as much about politics as it is about science.

In my conversation with Nina Teicholz, a leading science journalist, we explore saturated fats, modern nutrition policy, and flawed research on our way to some startling conclusions. Her bestselling book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, actually inspired me to write my own book. It was a tremendous honor to have her on the show. Join us for an hour long conversation about things that matter.Don't forget to leave a review and subscribe so you never mis ...

How food giants keep us sick, fat and coming back for more

It's an honor and pleasure to have Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times best selling author Michael Moss as my first guest. His book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, changed my trajectory of my own work. It woke me up to the shady practices of the food industry.In this episode, we talk about the dangers of the meat industry, how food corporations design food to be more addictive, and so much more.Don't forget to leave a review and subscribe so you never miss an epi ...

Welcome to The Doctor's Farmacy

Tue May 08 2018 (01:15)

A podcast about things that matter

This podcast is a place for deep conversations about the critical issues of our time in the space of health, wellness, food and politics.